Emphasis: Child and Family
Advisor: Luli Emmons, Ph.D.
magna cum laude
2013 Palo Alto University Students for Ethnic and Cultural Awareness Travel Award
2009 Senior Thesis Award, Department of Psychology, University of San Francisco
Community outpatient mental health clinic serving diverse population of children, adults, and the elderly. Providing individual psychotherapy to adults presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. Conducting intake interviews with individuals and couples; administering assessments (including MMSE, Personality Assessment Inventory) and incorporating results in intake reports. Using cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques. Participating in weekly individual and group supervision with video review of sessions.
Supervisor: Sandy Macias, Ph.D.
Volunteered 8 hours weekly at community non-profit after-school program for at-risk youth. Tutored children 6-11 years old in reading, math and science. Co-led interactive group activities designed to enhance interpersonal skills. Developed parenting workshop to provide tips to support students' academic success.
Advisor: Luli Emmons, Ph.D.
Conducted literature review and developed research study on relationship between GPA, advising, and internship match outcome. Collected and entered data into SPSS. Presented findings at annual California Psychological Association conference.
Research supervisor: Sylvia Smith, Ph.D.
Contributed to research studies on family utilization of community health resources. Collected data from children and parents at a community health clinic. Conducted data entry and data analysis using SPSS. Provided administrative assistant to research team.
Professor, F., & Student, G.P. (under review). I need this pub, so please accept me! Journal of Graduate Students in Psychology.
Advanced, G.S., Colleague, Q.W., & Student, G.P. (2012). The relationship between self-care and year in graduate school: A surprisingly inverse trend. Journal of Graduate Students in Psychology, 14 (1), 22-25.
Advanced, G.S., Colleague, Q.W., & Student, G.P. (2012, February). The relationship between self-care and year in graduate school: A surprisingly inverse trend. Poster presented at the annual convention of the California Psychological Association, Burlingame, CA.
Swahili - proficient in speaking and reading
2010-current Red Cross CPR Certification
2012-current APA, Div. 12 - Clinical Psychology
2011-current American Psychological Association, Graduate Student member 2011-current Palo Alto University, Pacific Research Society, Secretary 2008-current California Psychological Association, Student member
2011-current Palo Alto University, Pacific Research Society, Secretary 2008-current California Psychological Association, Student member
2008-current California Psychological Association, Student member
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